Brett Crowder, VP of operation for DASH Hospitality Group (from left), Sandeep Kothary, owner of The Daily and David Abes, owner of DASH Hospitality Group.
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The Daily to open next month in place of Amara in Inman Park

The Daily, a new concept from the restaurateur behind Atlanta Indian restaurants Amara and Tabla, is slated to open next month.

It will take over the space at 870 Inman Village Parkway currently occupied by Amara, which opened in late 2016. Amara will close after dinner service on Oct. 5, with The Daily set to open on Oct. 24.

The restaurant, from owner Sandeep Kothary in collaboration with DASH Hospitality Group, will be open for dinner daily and will serve lunch and brunch on weekends. 

“Inman Park is such an amazing neighborhood with a strong community, so we’re excited to be opening a comfortable, casual neighborhood spot,” said Kothary in a prepared statement. “The Daily is a place you could eat every day.”

Executive chef Chris Lantz, formerly of metro Atlanta restaurants Ray’s on the River and PURE Taqueria, will serve a menu “focused on creative, approachable selections,” according to a press release. Options will include a Crab Pretzel, a soft pretzel topped with crab dip and cheddar jack cheese and sandwiches such as The Hot Suppa made with brie, turkey and apples.

Dinner items will include salads and grain bowls as well as a “meat and two” section with options such as roasted salmon with honey glaze, thick cut pork chops, ribs and sides including Bubbie’s cream corn, sweet potato waffle fries with marshmallow fluff and broccoli casserole. Lantz will also serve different chef specials each night of the week. 

The beverage menu will focus on local beers and “unfussy” cocktails.

“It’s going to be a comfortable place for people to hang out,” said David Abes, owner of DASH Hospitality Group. “We have true bartenders who know how to pour a good drink and make you feel at home.”

The Daily’s interior will offer a “laid back” vibe, with couches and board and table games in the bar and lounge area, and televisions throughout the space to watch sporting events. The outdoor space will feature a bocce court and patio seating.

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